In yesterday’s story about the federal Title IX investigation going on with Montgomery County Schools, we pulled a seemingly innocent quote from the local paper. Feel free to read the entire story so you know what we’re talking about.
In re-reading the quote, this stood out from assistant superintendent and assistant athletics director Phil Rison:
Rison said he had not been approached previously about this particular complaint and was surprised to learn of it considering the district has passed a Title IX audit by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) every year for the past 15 years.
Wouldn’t you know it? He was more full of it than we ever could have imagined.
Turns out? He’s talking about a self-audit that schools conduct themselves! Seriously.
If you click here (KHSAA site), check out a few documents:
- GE19 Verification of Title IX Compliance – This is a form from the district that essentially says, “We’re in compliance, promise!” At the bottom of the document you’ll find this: “… the above referenced school maintains a complete permanent file relative to Title IX records including copies of the self-assessment audit…”
- T41 Checklist – The school district evaluates itself
- T60 Corrective Action Plan – These are the steps for a school district to take if they see themselves in violation. That’s a form that probably gets filled out almost never.
Can you believe it? A self-audit! The audacity. And the lack of integrity on the newspaper’s part for never researching what district officials have to say.